ERIC Number: ED332740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Basis for Excellence: A Plan for the Development of Learning Resource Services. To Accommodate the Northridge and Riverside Campuses: To Develop Collections at Southwest Center, Rutherford and 620 Oaks; To Improve Student Access to the LRS Collections.
Hisle, W. Lee; And Others
Designed by Austin Community College's (ACC's) Learning Resource Services (LRS) Management Team, this plan explores the development of the LRS in preparation for the 1989 closure of the college's Ridgeview (RDV) campus, and the opening of the Northridge (NRG) and Riverside (RVS) campuses. First, the plan's executive summary lays out recommendations concerning the relocation of the RDV library's collection, the funding of a new learning resources center at RVS over a 5-year period, the development of circulating collections at the off-campus centers, and the use of technology to improve access to all LRS collections. Next, a summary of recommended expenditures for the development of the LRS for Fiscal Year 1989 is presented. A description of LRS at ACC is provided next, focusing on library and media services, and computer-based instruction. The next section assesses the current status of LRS at the two campuses in terms of the Dynix Automation System which controls the circulation system and public access catalog, and LRS agreements with area libraries. This section also looks at accreditation criteria and results, highlighting the projections, suggestions, and recommendations offered by ACC's accreditation self-study and visitation teams in 1982 and their current status. After restating the LRS Management Team's recommendations, the report presents the development principles underpinning the recommendations, and the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed plan. The remainder of the report consists of tables detailing the costs of LRS development. An LRS newsletter focusing on library automation is attached. (PAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.